The Ultimate Vancouver Island Road Trip Itinerary

Updated: Nov 9

By Dean Johnston


Photo by Dean Johnston

Please welcome Dean and Laynni to the site. They are the proprietors of Routinely Nomadic This is easily one of my favorite travel sites. Very informative and done with a touch of humour. Please hit the link to read the full article, which follows this preview. You won't be disappointed.


Vancouver Island is one of Canada’s most beautiful destinations, a self-contained region featuring phenomenal beaches, outstanding hiking, huge swathes of old growth forest and some of the best surfing in the country. Whether you are into wild camping, fascinating historic architecture, cascading waterfalls or world-class golf, it is possible to find exactly what you are looking for on a Vancouver Island road trip. The farthest western corner of “British California” as it is sometimes known (one of many spectacularly Canadian slang terms), Vancouver Island is THE place to come for mild winters and endless outdoor activities.


The two-week Vancouver Island itinerary on this road trip guide provides all of the above and more, giving you plenty of options to indulge in your favourite activities while chalking up plenty of new and unusual experiences along the way.

If you can’t commit a full 2 weeks to your Vancouver Island road trip adventure, we will include a couple shorter itineraries at the end, or you can just pick and choose the parts that interest you most in each stop.

On the other hand, if you are lucky enough that time is not really a factor, we would absolutely recommend slowing things down and stretching this itinerary into a month or more. After spending more than 2 months on the island recently ourselves, we can confidently tell you it is impossible to run out of new Vancouver Island adventures. We still have a pretty long list of ideas left over for next time and keep adding to it all the time.


Also, most of the destinations on this list are within a couple hours of each other so.....Click here to continue


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